Premiership Preview – 18 October 2013

This entry was posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013

Now that Roy’s cheeky monkeys have booked their place in the 2014 World Cup, attention returns to domestic football and we’ve got four bets to provide some extra money to afford these ever increasing British Gas bills.

Firstly, one of the most inconsistent teams so far this season, Newcastle, welcome second placed Liverpool and many will look forward to having an opportunity to take on The Reds at the 1.87 they currently trade at on Betfair. Whilst we may take that route, we’d rather look towards goals for this fixture. We like the look of over 2.5 at 8/11 with Ladbrokes. The last 16 League away games under Brendan Rodgers have seen 14 result in three of more goals, whilst both Swansea and Sunderland gave Liverpool enough trouble in Liverpool’s recent away trips to give us real belief that Newcastle can contribute to the scoring.

Whilst we’ve undoubtedly been impressed with Southampton so far this season, the price on Manchester United is too large in our opinion. PaddyPower will give you 8/15 and when you consider Arsenal are just 1/4 to beat Norwich and Everton 4/9 to beat Hull we know which short priced favourite we’d rather back. Yes, it’s been a difficult start for Manchester United but Rooney and Van Persie have been amongst the goals with their national teams and we can’t help but think they’ll come good this weekend.

Manchester City’s away form so far this season (P3, W0, D1 L2) gives little reason to attract backers at a best priced 8/11 as they travel to West Ham. The last four seasons have seen City victorious on just one of their trips to Upton Park and with so many of the squad travelling back from International duty, it’s fair to expect the Hammers to be fresher. For us, it’s a simple lay of Man City at 1.74 on Betfair.

Crystal Palace entertain Fulham for the live Sky game on Monday evening. The Eagles have struggled to land in the Premier League with just three points from seven games, failing to score in four of them, whilst Fulham have scored just one goal in their three away games so far this season. It makes us keen to back under 2.5 goals at 1.8 on Betfair.

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